Bikes for Bonuses as China’s Wealthy Reminisce

Once one of four symbols of modern living in China, alongside wristwatches, sewing machines and radios, the bicycle’s position as a status symbol took a battering with the advent of widespread car ownership. Its fall from...

The Bike Lanes of Beijing

Evan Osnos’ Letter from China looks at Beijing’s bike lanes: First, a taxonomy. Beijing has at least three definable species of bike lane. The most luxurious, which we’ll call Business Class, is a ribbon of...

Campaign to Boost Cycling in Beijing

From The Guardian: After wrestling for years with Beijing’s appalling traffic and pollution problems, city planners have come up with a distinctly old-fashioned solution: bicycles. Municipal officials want to boost the...

E-China: The Bicycle Kingdom is Going Electric

AP looks at the new fad of electric bicycles, for those tired of a long bike commute but who can’t afford a car: Workers weary of crammed public transport or pedaling long distances to jobs are upgrading to battery-powered...

Video: Weddings on Wheels

Not every fashionable wedding demands a lavish banquet and a limousine, reports Shanghai Daily – and for the record number of Chinese couples expected to marry this year, that may be a relief: When Xu Lin and her...

China Says Cuts Bicycle Thefts by Half – Lindsay Beck

China is known as the Bicycle Kingdom, maybe also the Bicycle Theft Kingdom. Taking Beijing as an example, bicycle thefts happen everywhere, especially on campuses. I personally lost four bikes during my college years in...

Beijing Bicycle – Richard Spencer

From Richard Spencer’s blog: The Beijing I saw from my car driver’s seat was the Beijing of quadruple carriageways and Audi A6s, of the Glory China Centre and the Pacific



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